For long spells of the game it appeared that Carmel College would pick up their first win of the season against Rangitoto College in Round 5 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League competition.
With 5 minutes to play they led 50-49 following a Katie Linstrom three. Kellie Tawhiao gave Rangi the lead before Linstrom tied proceedings from the foul line (51-51).
However only Jemma Cammell could find the net down the stretch whilst at the other end Tawhiao and Aroha Riley combined to give Rangitoto a hard earned 57-53 victory.
Zaara Sain scored a couple of baskets for Rangitoto in the opening quarter but thereafter Tawhiao and Riley combined to score 55 of Rangi’s 59 points.
Imogen O’Rourke and Ruby Railton complimented the work of Linstrom and Cammell but it wasn’t quite enough on the night.
Carmel 53 – Cammell 21, Linstrom 19, Izzy MacGregor 5
Rangitoto 59 – Tawhiao 29, Riley 26, Sain 4
Westlake’s unbeaten start to the season was under threat at half-time when they trailed Mt Albert Grammar School 28-26.
Tiger-Lily Coker-Lemalie and Taya Lewis combined nicely to give MAGS the interval lead.
Whatever the Westlake coaching staff said at the break worked a treat as they ran up 24 points in the third quarter courtesy of Jaelah Clayton, Rebecca Moors and Makenzee Boucher.
Sienna-Rose Tawera and Lewis tried to keep MAGS afloat but Westlake were on a roll going on to win 71-47, Amy Pateman putting the icing on the victory.
Westlake 71 – Boucher 16, Chatfield 16, R Moors 8, Sarah Moors 8
MAGS 47 – Lewis 11, Coker-Lemalie 9, Valana Pupuke-Robati 9, Tawera 8
Despite going eight minutes in the third quarter without scoring Baradene College prevailed 64-49 at Epsom Girls Grammar School.
Baradene College took command of proceedings racing to a 19-5 lead with Ritorya Tamilo and Summer Faleafa in the thick of the action.
Draun Forbes and Flo Dallow dragged Epsom back into the contest in the second period but they still trailed by 8 points at the half (31-23).
The pair inflicted more damage in the third period but despite that barren eight minutes Baradene still held a 40-37 advantage with 10 minutes to play.
Poppy Cavanagh–Briggs stepped up in the fourth making 10 points, Lily Parke chimed in with 8 and Baradene fans could breathe a little easier in the closing minutes as their team moved to 5-0 for the season.
Epsom 49 – Dallow 15, Forbes 12, Sarah-Joy Aruwa 10, Te Aroha Kukutai-Wirau 6
Baradene 64 – Parke 19, Cavanagh–Briggs 15, Tamilo 13, Deyna Topia 7
Massey High made a great start to the contest against St Mary’s College but came unstuck in the third quarter eventually losing 91-59.
Massey were up 21-17 at quarter time as Maya Taingahue and Shaz Henry combined for 17 points. They were still in the ascendancy at half-time – Tahyla Waikiki getting in on the scoring to make it a 32-31 lead.
The St Mary’s floodgates opened in the third period as they piled on 29 points. Kodee Sefo and Faith Ualika did most the damage making 12 and 9 points respectively in the period with Massey only able to muster 4 points in response.
Massey made a better fist of it in the fourth as Zhoey Tilby-Woods and Taingahue dropped threes but Sefo, Alex Moore and Breanna Schmid were in no mood to surrender the advantage.
St Mary’s 91 – Sefo 25, Ualika 22, Moore 14, Schmid 12, Layla Aholelei 9
Massey 59 – Taingahue 23, Henry 16, Waikiki 11, Tilby-Woods 6
Premier League Standings after 5 rounds
5-0 Baradene, Westlake
3-2 St Mary’s
Senior A Results
Northcote 74 – Lizzie May 26, Brianna Hadley 21, Lucy Shepherd 15
AGGS 64 – Mapuna Kohunui 27, Leah Patuwairua 17, Grady Nikoia 16
Saint Kentigern 81 – Sharmaine Tapling 14, Emma Halliday 14, Masha Pavlenko 13, Maia Mealamu 9
Pukekohe 41 – Abby Crane 20 (6 made 3’s), Elena Hotai 5
One Tree Hill 63 – Savannah Cook 37 (7 made 3’s), Angelica Vahai 15, Jada Tairea 5
Pakuranga 52 – Jordan Koteka 21, Puaolena Fausia 8, Eden Vaka 7
Mt Roskill 58
Senior A Standings
5-0 St Kentigern, One Tree Hill
3-2 Mt Roskill, Northcote
1-4 Pakuranga, Avondale